BaseballGuy - 6:04 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Back when I was doing affiliate marketing many, many, many years ago, #4 gave me a keyword that drove 5 figures a month in profits. It was a "new" keyword in that nobody was optimized for it.
I firmly believe to this day that the affiliate manager of that program told his buddy "hey, go optimize for this keyword as BaseballGuy is making a ton of money every month" and he used a very spammy throwaway domain (with some of the most innovative tricks in the book at the time). My "white hat" site could not compete for fear of getting dinged by Google.
Those were the days...